Effects of Herbicide-Tolerant Crop Cultivation

Investigating the Durability of a Weed Management Tool

Authors: Beckert, Michel, Dessaux, Yves

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  • This work uses an original multidisciplinary approach to the effects of HT crops cultivation
  • Unlike most studies, this work focuses on the agronomic HT tait in crops, not on the consequences of plant-breeding technology (transgenic vs. non-transgenic)
  • In the European context where a social contestation of cultivating GMOs can be found, this expert report is a pragmatic, robust and dispassionate examination of the impacts of HT crops
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Overall, this work identifies key points to be taken into account when drawing up guidelines that govern the use of herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops in order to preserve the effectiveness of this innovation over time. This multidisciplinary expert report, based on an international literature review, assesses the effects of the cultivation of crops possessing HT traits.  HT crops may appear to be useful complementary tools when farmers are facing certain difficult weed-management situations or in the context of a diversification of weed-control strategies. Their repeated use, however, can rapidly induce changes in the weed flora that can constitute more complex challenges in terms of weed control. Issues coming up with the development of agricultural production systems including HT crops are the objects of this expert report: what are the perceptions of these varieties by society and the reasons for their adoption by farmers? Are the savings on herbicides promoted by seed companies long-lasting? Can the cultivation of HT crops impact biodiversity? 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effects of Herbicide-Tolerant Crop Cultivation
Book Subtitle
Investigating the Durability of a Weed Management Tool
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Éditions Quæ
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1007-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1007-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1006-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1463-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 146
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Éditions Quæ, Versailles, France
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